SENSE welcomes all language professionals working primarily in English in the Netherlands or with a connection to or interest in the Dutch market. Although most SENSE members live in the Netherlands, this is not a requirement for membership. Our membership rates are very affordable, and we offer students a discount.
Membership costs only €80.00 per calendar year. New members who join:
Membership dues for students are 50% of the regular membership fee, for the duration of their studies. In addition, student members can attend SENSE events at half price and can receive mentoring at a discounted rate. Note: student members must provide evidence that they are enrolled in an accredited training programme at the time of application and during renewal.
To join SENSE*, please complete and submit our membership form.
*Note: returning members should not use the membership form but should
contact the Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
SENSE is a society for English-language professionals based in the Netherlands. We currently have about 280 members, including technical, style and copy editors, translators, proofreaders, copywriters, interpreters, journalists, teachers, researchers, academics and language/communication consultants. Most of our members either live in or have a professional connection to the Netherlands, but work primarily in English (either full-time or part-time, freelance or in-house).
SENSE supports its members and the language profession in many ways. The Society:
SENSE was founded in 1990 by a small group of English-speaking editors living in the Netherlands. Their objective was to form a society that could deal with the problems of language attrition and linguistic isolation faced by English-speaking language professionals living and working in a non-anglophone country. Since then, SENSE has also attracted many native speakers of Dutch, who bring valuable perspectives on working in the English language industry in the Netherlands.
Read this article to learn how it all began.
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